Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US raid in Afghanistan

English - الثلاثاء 02 أغسطس 2022 الساعة 04:50 م
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US officials who spoke to the Associated Press on Monday evening suggested that the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a US raid over the weekend, in Afghanistan.

Officials told Reuters: Al-Zawahiri is believed to have been killed in a CIA raid over the weekend in Afghanistan.

Reuters said that officials indicated that the operation was carried out by a drone.

Sources also reported to Politico that Al-Zawahiri was actually killed in a US counter-terrorist operation in Afghanistan.

On Monday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden will deliver a speech tonight in which he will announce the details of a successful counter-terrorism operation.

On Monday, AFP reported, quoting a senior US official, that the United States had carried out a "successful" operation against an "important target of al-Qaeda" in Afghanistan.

"During the weekend, the United States carried out a counter-terrorism operation against an important Al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and no civilian casualties were reported," the official said.